GOAT Music Festival to hit the beaches of Goa in January 2017

The GOAT festival is a combination of different genres of music and arts altogether. It will take place in January 2017 in Goa. It’s going to be a three-day festival starting on January 27 2017. Moreover, it will go off on the beaches of Ashvem and Morjim in Goa.

GOAT Music presents the GOAT festival. It is a London-based music and events agency. Former RoundHouse head of music, Dave Gaydon and Lou Birkett are the creators of the agency.

The festival will feature two stages alongside three alternative performance DJ booths. After 10 p.m., the festival will move to two night-time venues close to the festival grounds.


At this festival there’s a chance to interact with like-minded people through dance and art workshops, storytelling and pop-up restaurants. These hubs will serve local delicacies using sustainable produce.

“After leaving The Roundhouse in the summer of 2015, never would we have imagined to be able to present our own festival in Britain, let alone in India. The reception has been so encouraging too. We are very grateful to be working in such a progressive and creative landscape,” Gaydon, CEO, GOAT Music, said in a statement.

Gilles Peterson is a music buff who roots for global music perspective through his radio shows and label. He will lead the first announcement of acts. Perterson is also the festival’s artiste ambassador.

“I’m delighted to be working with GOAT music on this exciting venture in this beautiful territory. The music programme promises to be a cross-fusion of cultures and sounds including some artistes which I have had the great pleasure of working with before,” said Peterson, who and tasks between roles of being a DJ, producer, label boss, broadcaster and a compiler too.

Sarathy Korwar is a US-born producer and percussionist, who grew up in Ahmedabad and Chennai in India. He’s a London-based jazz composer and is said to join Peterson in Ashvem.

‘Day to Day’ is an exceptional debut by this multi-percussive artist fusing jazz, electronic and Indian harmonics.” – Gilles Peterson.

This album fuses traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India (combining East African, Sufi and Indian influences) with jazz and electronics.

Along with these pro musicians, some raw talent like Dope St Jude, a socially conscious rapper from Cape Town with New Zealand soul electronic five-piece act Sorceress, London-based Medlar, famous for his funk-infuse strain of house music, jazz-based duo Yussef Kamaal.

Secretsundaze founder James Priestley will play at GOAT and will add the zing of one of London’s coolest parties right here on the beaches of Goa.

Henry Wu, an upcoming beat-maker on the London scene and one half of Yussef Kamal, will also make an appearance at the GOAT festival.

Janus Rasmussen of the Icelandic duo Kiasmos and Berlin-based DJ and house producer Marquis Hawkes will each play a DJ set. Dutch group blessed with the sound of the Caribbean and tambu drums Kuenta I Tambu will invoke the sounds of the feast.


  • Live electronica producer Donn Bhat with his band, Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator
  • Electronica DJ and producer Sandunes
  • Acid-infused-synthpop producer Aqua Dominatrix
  • Mumbai-based down-tempo producer Kumail
  • Electro-cabaret and disco duo, Madboy Mink

Also . . .

The on-site spa therapies will be available at the festival to pamper you. The well-being workshops and yoga sessions for health freaks through the day is a great add-on.

Apart from dance, music and art, adventurous people looking for adrenaline pumping activities also have water sports. Such as surfing and paddle boarding will keep you going.

GOAT wants to flaunt the other side of India through art, design, fashion and gastronomy.


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